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10+ Sticky Notes Squished Together.......

Truth hurts. Conviction stings. Why did it sting you? Do you chase the bee/hornet? Do you treat the wound? Do you play victim and have the world in a tizzy, ready to kill all stinging flying things? Do you take a moment to see what you may have done, knowingly or unknowingly, to make the Truth come at you so hard?


Valleys of Convergence.......


In life, we learn to "make it to the top." This ignites drive to be the best, the first, and about self. This leads to competition that is less than healthy. We all strive to be the ones at the top of the mountains. Very few can inhabit a peak, at the same time. Life itself, happens in the valleys between the toes of the mountains. In the valleys is where you find your sustenance. Lessons are learned in the valley. It's the work of the valley that upholds the mountains. There are no mountaintops without the valleys of convergence. When have you known a mountain climber to wait until he reaches the top, to get his gear, his ropes, harnesses, cold weather clothing, and such. They're gathered in the valley, prior to his climb. The true value of your life is determined in the valley. If you have ears to hear, hear.......


Church and State.......


Is there ever a separation of the two? True Church is a movement, not a place, not a book. It's the Spirit of Love, Unity, Peace, Equity, Truth, Fairness, Justice living in each of us. Whatever you believe, or wherever it is your faith lies, I am confident in feeling that they all lead to us doing right by one another. Such things SHOULD drive humanity and influence our governments and laws. Being that such exists within us, how can it be separated? It goes with me everywhere. It influences my actions, my thoughts, and my treatment of others, in good and loving ways. How can you remove this from my being, my spirit, my mind, my soul, my blood? There are corrupted and misguided versions of Church, but I am not addressing those right now. If the origins of this great country were truly driven by our Creator, then this great land would look totally different, in all ways. There would definitely be less blood in the depths of our soil, more diversity in all entities of this great place. There'd be no "Race" or "Ethnicity" sections on any applications or birth certificates. Imagine that shit!! The Native American population would likely be the largest. Hell, let's go there! If man was truly all bout God and His Word from the start, there may be zero European influence over this way. I digress. The Church, in its true element, cannot be separated from State. You cannot tell a person to leave their morals, prayers, and faithful influencers at home or in the parking lot. If there is something to be heard, let it be heard.......


Random.......


In the storm, is when we're in the limelight. How do we carry ourselves? You are right where you are supposed to be, in the eye of it. I stood amidst a storm once, as the world swirled violently around me. I heard a voice say, "This is not your world." "But the world surrounds me," I thought to myself. Stand strong in the middle of your storms. Know that when you're in the right place, there will always be wasps/hornets trying to run you off. DON'T LET THEM.......


Legacy.......


This thought hit me this morning while fixing coffee for my wife and I. Why? I have no idea. "It is not always the son, born to you, who carries on your legacy." I thought about how so many sons choose paths that don't necessarily line up with the character, integrity, or models of their fathers. And there is nothing wrong with that. Then, I thought about the many kids who only have uncles, grandfathers, foster parents, and neighbors to look up to. Some end up being most influenced by these folks instead of their birth fathers, taking up their mantles instead. I say that to say this: THANK YOU TO ALL THE ROLE MODELS, FOSTER PARENTS, AUNTS, UNCLES, ADOPTIVE PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, NEIGHBORS, TEACHERS, ETC WHO HAVE PLAYED MAJOR ROLES IN THE LIVES OF OUR YOUTH WHEN THEIR FATHERS' LEGACIES ARE NOT CHOSEN. MOTHERS AND FATHERS, POUR YOUR GOODNESS AND WISDOM INTO EVERY KID IN YOUR LIFE. YOU NEVER KNOW WHO OR WHICH WILL PICK UP YOUR MANTLES. IT'S NOT FOR US TO DECIDE. BE GOOD TO ALL. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT MIRACLES, CHANGES, BETTERMENT, POSITIVE INFLUENCE, DIRECTION, OR SALVATION YOUR ACTIONS OF LOVE MAY BRING TO SOULS IN NEED. The Legacy of Love ultimately belongs to the Father of the Universe, and He apportions it as He sees fit.......


Come This Way Again.......


Sometimes we live as though we will never "come this way again", not really considering the ripples of our actions, how they affect others, our environments, etc. Then, we find ourselves here again, standing before people, places, and things we once passed by, helped, harmed, blessed or offended. How shall these interactions go? Depends on what you do today. "Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it (Hebrews 13:2)." I don't know what anyone else believes, but I am confident that we WILL come this way again. I pray that my actions and words, spent on you all, are always of Love and Truth. Should I fail or come up short, please be bold enough to let me know, though Truth may hurt and Conviction, sting.......


Those who have ears to hear, let them hear.......


P.S. No more sticky notes littering my desk!! YAYYY ME!!



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